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Local student competes in National Agriscience Fair

Candace Rastedt of Ottertail recently competed in the National FFA Agriscience Fair. Rastedt was awarded with a silver pin in honor of her project entitled "An investigation of flavonoid extraction from sugar beets and soybeans on non-small lung cancer."

Rastedt was successful at the state level before moving onto the national fair. All 580 participants received their gold, silver, or bronze pins and were honored at the Agriscience Awards Presentation at the National FFA Convention, Oct. 20-23, in Indianapolis.

The agriscience fair program is sponsored by Cargill and Syngenta as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, which includes cash awards for the top three winners in each category and division.

The National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 523,309 student members as part of 7,487 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA's mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.